Wire Taps: Would Max Scherzer start Wild Card?; Nationals' loss to Cardinals feels familiar; Chip Hale brings energy to fill-in job

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Wire Taps: Would Max Scherzer start Wild Card?; Nationals' loss to Cardinals feels familiar; Chip Hale brings energy to fill-in job
Wire Taps: Would Max Scherzer start Wild Card?; Nationals' loss to Cardinals feels familiar; Chip Hale brings energy to fill-in job

Looking at these Nationals—unable to push runs across the plate against strong teams—it just feels unlikely that even if they made it to the Wild Card game, they'd be able to get it done. The momentum that once was there seems to have disappeared. Anyway, here are the even-less optimistic Wire Taps! Think Max Scherzer is a lock to start the wild-card game if the Nats make it? Maybe not (ESPN) Though Scherzer looked strong yesterday in St. Louis, the Nats will need to know that Max looks like himself before they hand him the ball in a winner-take-all game. Then again: can you really justify not handing him the ball, even for Stephen Strasburg or Patrick Corbin? Agonizing loss to Cards has familiar

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